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Leadership, Personal Values , and Cultural Context in Brazil , China , and the USA

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This research examines the association between configurations of personal values and managerial incumbency among professionals in Brazil, the US, and Asia . Our research is different from classical leadership research as well as most cross - cultural studies in that it focuses on variance within countries first and then compares results between countr i es , while the gr eat bulk of research looks at differences between means from one country or category to another. Accordingly, we use cluster analyses rather than analyses of variance or regressions as the major analytical tool. By generating comparable clusters of professionals in different countries , we obtain a novel view of the relationship between individual variables, cultural setting s , and leadership. I n eac h cultural setting sampled there is one cluster of personal values which is highly associated with managerial position, and particularly with upper management . These managerial clusters are similar in their overall profile, and are the smallest clusters in each of the three countries , suggesting a universalistic managerial personality like that identified by Miner over thirty years ago . At the same time, we find significant differences between countries in the absolute numerical levels of values held by man agers and even greater differences in the levels of values which characterize their subordinates.
Palabras clave: leadership ,culture ,comparative, management .
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